Beacon House

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468 Pine Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
8664163873 Visit Website
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  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted
Treatment Insights

Beacon House provides an extensive range of inpatient, outpatient, and residential treatment services for chemically-dependent individuals struggling with drug or alcohol abuse. Using a whole-person approach to recovery, Beacon House offers a selection of experiential programs for holistic recovery, featuring activities such as birding, equine therapy, and golf. Primary residential care consists of treatment options such as individual and group counseling, addiction education, medication management, case management, and continuing care services.

Beacon House Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

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Good overall.


They help me out with my problems.


As one past reviewer stated, NOT a 2:1 staff to patient ratio. The house was at capacity of 22 patients, which would mean 44 staff members. Maybe the grounds keepers, etc were counted? My husband ha...


They were well furnished so that I didn't feel like I was in a hospital. I hated the food, but I am really picky... but ugh. I was forced to go and I am not going to stop smoking week; so in my opinio...


The facility was clean but it had a weird aroma. They had an amazing gym and the staff was very friendly.


It was beautiful. I relapsed after 7 or 8 months. I attended an outpatient program afterwards. Got my life back, that is worth all the money in the world.


Beacon House is an amazing place. I was really afraid to make that first phone call to ask for help, but, I did it. The admissions people were really there for me. They were warm, caring and made it...


No 2 to 1 ratio there as far as staff as they claim. As many as 22 people can be here at a time..that means that there should be at least 44 staff members available. This is not the case. There is ...

Areas of Focus
Individualized Treatment

Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.

Medical Detoxification

Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.

Key Staff Members
  • Photo of Lee Larimer, PhD, FICPP
    Lee Larimer, PhD, FICPP - Director of Clinical Services

    Dr. Larimer provides individual and group treatment, as well as comprehensive diagnostic services. He has over 40 years of experience helping others including extensive addiction treatment experience in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. He has expertise in the primary treatment of addiction disorders, as well as relapse prevention and co-occurring disorders.

  • Photo of Lee Goldman, MD
    Lee Goldman, MD - Consultant / Addictionologist

    Dr. Goldman has been actively involved in the addiction community since 1980, when he accepted the position of Medical Director for the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP) Recovery Center. He brings over 30 years of expertise in family practice, addiction treatment and emergency medicine.